There’s a makeup product that I can’t stop talking about.
And makeup is not something you usually hear me bringing up. I barely mention it even on the blog!
But last year, I started using this new product. And I love it so much that now, whenever I’m with a friend, I’ll grab my makeup bag, like you have to see this!
And seriously, every single person who I’ve showed it to loves it!
So, what is this magical thing? Well let me show you:)
When we moved to Bali, my brother came out to visit us from Florida. So of course I had him bring a few little things that I can’t easily get in Bali.
I’d been looking for a good, clean foundation (hard to find!!) and I remember seeing a video of someone doing a review on Annmarie’s.
Truth is, I wasn’t sure if I’d love it. I’d never used mineral powders before, but I thought, let me just try…
Oh my goodness.
It was instant love. Not only do the minerals look really beautiful on your skin, but I think this one product has changed and improved my skin. I’ve noticed that as I switched from everyday makeup, to using this mineral powder foundation – I’ve needed less and less coverage.
And that’s because of the way it’s designed to be used.
It’s a loose powder that you mix with your own serum, oils or lotions – basically turning your skincare into makeup.
About Mineral Powder Foundation
Mineral powder is a loose pigment, made of pulverized minerals from the earth. Not all powders are created equally, some brands may add fillers or additives, fragrances etc.
This formulation has only four minerals, that’s it: zinc oxide, titanium oxide, mica and iron oxides.
Annmarie Minerals are non-nano so it doesn’t penetrate your skin and it goes on powdery soft. I’ve noticed that the color diffuses over your skin, it looks completely natural.
True story: the very first time I wore this mineral foundation, I dropped off my daughters at school – and I got three compliments in a row!
It has such a beautiful effect on your skin and you can adjust the coverage to light or full, depending on how much product you use.
Choosing the Right Shade of Color
When you go onto their website, you’ll see they do a full range of shades. I guessed on mine and thankfully got it right!
But they also offer a sample kit, which i think is a great idea.
You can find your perfect shade, and use the remaining shades as concealers, bronzers or even eye colors. They ship it to you free, with a $10 off coupon towards your next purchase.
How I Use My Mineral Foundation
Most days, I sprinkle a little mineral powder into a few drops of my serum. Which I make myself! I’m doing rice bran oil with Rose Geranium and Frankincense essential oil. No big deal :)
And this is what I love about mineral powders. You can use it with an oil or serum that your skin loves – and make your own all-natural makeup!
So, here’s what I do:
I use the back of my hand, a drop or two of serum, sprinkle in the minerals, blend with my fingers and it turns into a liquid foundation that goes on smoothly over my skin.
Let me show you three more ways I’m using the minerals:
1. Tinted Mineral Sunscreen
This is great for days where you’re going out and you want to keep things simple (a bike run, active day outdoors…)
What I’ll do is sprinkle a little mineral powder into a nickel-sized dollop of sunscreen – creating a tinted sunscreen. It’s really low fuss, but you get that bit of coverage.
I’ll blend it and then massage it onto my face and neck.
Don’t forget the tops of your hands, which often get neglected and show the effects of the sun!
2. Tinted Lotion
I love using this for a little coverage on my body.
Sometimes I like to sprinkle a little mineral powder into lotion and massage it onto my legs to get an airbrushed effect. And depending on how much mineral powder you use, you can actually get a full coverage, so if you get a little bruise or a breakout, it’s a great way to cover that up.
3. Under-Eye Concealer
Recently I discovered that using lip balm with my mineral powder creates a rich, creamy concealer that is perfect for under eyes and covering up spots.
I’ll swipe the lip balm onto the top of my hand and then sprinkle a little mineral powder over it. Blend it and them dab it onto my under eyes. It’s really good!!
Why I’m loving it so much – and I think you will too
The number one reason is that it’s improving my skin.
The minerals are neutral (they don’t interfere with your skin) it’s all about what you add them to, that will make it good for your skin.
So, if you’re adding the mineral powder to nourishing, all-natural skincare – you’re going to get amazing makeup that always works well for your skin!
And even if you change to a new skincare product – maybe in the winter you start using richer creams on your face – you can still continue using your mineral foundation powder with it. I love that it’s multi-purpose that way.
Okay, so this turned out to be much longer than I intended… If you’re still reading this – thanks for humouring me! It’s just that I think this product is that good.
It’s been so AMAZING for my skin – and I really want everyone to know about it too!
PS: The mineral powders last forever! I got my first bottle over a year ago and I only just started on my second bottle!!